Dual Phase CT Abdomen
What is Dual Phase CT Abdomen?
Dual-Phase Computed Tomography (CT) Abdomen is an imaging procedure that creates cross-sectional images at different optimal scanning times for the liver and pancreas. These images provide detailed information about the abdomen. It provides more detailed information as compared to X-ray.
This test is prescribed by the doctor to diagnose the cause of any pain, tenderness, and suspected perforation of the stomach, to determine the suspected gallstones or kidney stones. This test is also helpful in detecting cancer of the stomach, liver, pancreas, spleen, intestines, bladders, and other soft tissues of the abdominal region.
CT exams generally use a small amount of radiation and are therefore considered relatively safer as compared to X-rays.
Why is Dual Phase CT Abdomen done?
- To diagnose the cause of any pain, tenderness and suspected perforation of the stomach
- To find out the signs of intestinal obstruction (blockade) and presence of any accidentally ingested foreign body
- To determine the suspected gallstones or kidney stones
- To look for signs of calcification of aorta or abdominal aortic aneurysm (enlargement of lower part of aorta)
- To detect cancer of stomach, liver, pancreas, spleen, intestines, bladders and others soft tissues of abdominal region